The news of this Edge update comes as Microsoft recently announced it was redesigning its Office 365 app icons to be more modern and "embrace a new world of work". It is a fact that Windows 10 is now used by over 400 million users globally but lately, its updates have been causing users a great deal of trouble and especially with Microsoft's October 2018 update for Windows 10 version 1809.
However, what's most astonishing about this supposed browser is that it will be based on Chromium - the same open-source browser platform that powers Google Chrome.
Codenamed Anaheim, this updated software could be powered by Chromium which would help website behave much more like they do when using Chrome.
If true, this would mark a huge turn of events for Microsoft, as it would essentially be the company throwing in the towel on its own Edge browser and adopting the Google Chrome framework.
Microsoft Edge was released as part of Windows 10 way back in 2015 and was the spiritual successor to the ever-infamous Internet Explorer.
It's unclear whether a new browser from Microsoft would stick with the Edge branding, or switch to something new entirely. In 1995, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer and started bundling it with Windows in order to snatch away market share from the then-dominant browser, Netscape. However, EdgeHTML has struggled to keep up with the WebKit-based Blink engine used in Google Chrome and its Chromium subsidiaries. Edge never managed to get traction with users; it now has 4.34% market share according to NetMarketShare, compared to Chrome's 63.6%. Still, given that two of the three are built on Chromium, it certainly puts Microsoft in the running. Let us know in the comments!